Rachel Butler

Rachel Butler

 
Rachel Cook(e) Murphy Butler

Rachel Cook(e) Murphy Butler (1788-1874) was the daughter of Rachel Cook(e) (1753-1842) and Baptist Minister John Murphy (1752-1848). She married Peter Butler (1789-1856) on July 25, 1811, and her sister married their friend, Elijah A. Davidson. They had ten children together, and she traveled with him and five of their children and several grandchildren to the Oregon Territory in 1853 to join their son Elijah who had preceded them in 1850. She outlived her husband by 18 years, and both of them are buried in the Butler Davidson Cemetery.

Children of Rachel Cook(e) Murphy Butler:

Ira Frances Marion Butler (1812-1909); married Mary Ann Davidson (1814-1888) in 1835; buried in the Butler Davidson Cemetery
William Cooke Butler (1814-1891); married Rebecca Elam (Blanche) Lucas (1818-1891) in 1837
Eliza Ann D. Butler Ground (1816-1864); married Edward Ground (1809-1885) in 1834
John Murphy Butler (1818-1864); married Eliza Smith (1818-1858) in 1842
Joseph Franklin Butler (1820-1872); married Sarah Jane ?
Margaret C Butler Smith (1822-1871); married Isaac Smith (1816-1897) in 1840; buried with her husband in the Butler Davidson Cemetery
Elijah Davidson (Lides) Butler (1824-1858); married Sarah Elizabeth Lucas
James Whitman Butler (1826-1905); married Mary Ground (1836-1880)
Elizabeth (Lissie) Hannah Butler Hutchinson (1829-1866); married Thomas Hanna Hutchinson (1824-1860) in 1851 and Spencer W. Miser (1825-1904) in 1865; buried with her first husband in the Butler Davidson Cemetery
Isaac Butler (1831-1913); married Sarah Webb

For more information about the Butler family, please view the family biography.

To see photographs of the Butler family, please visit the photo gallery.

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Letters from 1858

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Letter to John Butler, Matilda Smith and Lavina Butler from Ira F.M. Butler, Paradine Butler and Rachel Butler, Ira F.M. Butler, Paradine Butler, and Rachel Butler

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Letter to John Butler from Rachel Butler and Margaret Smith, Rachel Butler and Margaret Smith

Letters from 1855

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Letter to Children from Peter and Rachel Butler, Peter Butler and Rachel Butler

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Letter to John Butler and James Butler from Peter Butler and Rachel Butler, Peter Butler and Rachel Butler

Letters from 1854

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Letter to John Butler and Eliza (Smith) Butler from Peter and Rachel Butler, Peter Butler and Rachel Butler